I have a certain Mulberry Tree that I visit every year at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. It is a great tree for photographing all kinds of different birds eating the mulberries. There are several of these trees in the refuge but this one has the best early morning light, and it seems to draw more birds. This time it surprised me with a Raccoon.

I didn’t get a good photo of it but the below photo was from this same tree (I photographed this Raccoon in a mulberry tree back on May 22, 2014.)

Raccoon In A Mulberry Tree
Raccoon In A Mulberry Tree

How I Got The Shot – Raccoon

I had my Canon EOS 7D camera with a Canon EF100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens attached resting on a bean bag draped over the open window of my pickup.

Camera Settings

  • AV Mode
  • Back-button focus
  • Aperture f5.6
  • ISO 400
  • Shutter speed – 1/400 sec.
  • Auto White Balance
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Multi Metering
  • Focal Length – 390 mm